Lermontovskaya Square and its monument

Lermontovskaya Square (part of the former Krasnovorotskaya Square) is an area in the north-east of the center of Moscow, on the arrow of Novaya Basmannaya and Kalanchevskaya streets, on Garden Ring. On the third side, the area is limited by Krasnovorotsky passage.

In the middle of the square there is a monument to M. Yu. Lermontov.

Monument to Lermontov – a sculptural image of the poet Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, installed in 1965. The authors of the monument are the sculptor Isaak Brodsky, the architects N. N. Milovidov, G. E. Saevich, A. V. Morgulis.

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (1814 – 1841) – Russian poet, prose writer, playwright, artist. Lieutenant of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment. Lermontov’s work, which combines civic, philosophical and personal motifs that met the urgent needs of the spiritual life of Russian society, marked a new flowering of Russian literature and had a great influence on the most prominent Russian writers and poets of the 19th and 20th centuries. Lermontov’s works received a great response in painting, theater and cinema. His poems have become folk songs.

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